At embarkation guests are allowed to bring on board two bottles of wine, per cabin. A corkage fee of $25 per bottle applies to these bottles when opened by dining staff.
Before re-boarding the ship at ports of call, cold towels and ice water and tea are offered next to a couple couches—it’s a good way of handling the line when a large number of passengers decide to board at once.
Celebrity recommends a tip of $11.50 per day, per guest for crewmember services, other than bartenders. The charge is automatically added to the bill during the cruise (and, according to Celebrity, 48 hours prior to disembarkation the amounts are locked in).
For bar service a 15 percent service charge is automatically added onto all beverage tabs, including minibar purchases.
Dress on Celebrity Eclipse was fairly casual by day, but suits and cocktail dresses came out on formal nights, usually two nights of a seven-night cruise.
For Celebrity, formal is a cocktail dress, gown or pant suite for ladies and a tux, suit or dinner jacket with slacks for gentlemen (full or partial tuxes can be rented from guest relations). On other nights, after 6:00 p.m. “smart casual” is the minimum: Skirt or pants for ladies with sweater or blouse, pants with sports shirt or sweater for the gents.
T-shorts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, sports caps and pool wear are not allowed into the dining room or specialty restaurants at any time.
Celebrity’s frequent-cruise program is the Captain’s Club. Guests may enroll in the program following their first cruise with Celebrity.
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